This course approaches Reinhold Niebuhr (1872-1971), the foremost Reformed theologian and ethicist of twentieth century America. Against the background of Niebuhr’s life and times, the course surveys his distinctive engagement with biblical faith, historic Christianity, modernity, and the human condition. A major theme will be an assessment of Niebuhr’s life and thought for informing public ministry today.
Prerequisite: T-300 Introduction to Theology or H-300 or 301.
This course can also be credited as a History course